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Rate my planned setup :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi there everyone!

 

*I've pasted the requirements at the end*

So I'm designing a computer for my uncle and was wondering how decent it is / how many bottlenecks it has. We have a budget of $700 - $1100 AUD, and he'll be using it as a family PC.

I was trying to emphasise how "snappy" it could be, that can handle lots of programs and tabs being open simultaneously. However, the last time I built a PC was in 2015, so best believe I'm out of touch with modern components haha :)

Here is what I came up with:

 

CPU:     AMD Ryzen 3 3200G

RAM:    Crucial 8GB (1x 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz

GPU:     MSI GeForce GT 710 2GB

MOBO:  MSI A320M-A PRO MAX

SDD:      WD Blue 500GB SSD WDS500G2B0A 

PSU:      Cooler Master MWE 230V V2 450W

CASE:    Aerocool CS-1103 Mid-Tower ATX Case - Black

MONITOR: Philips E-Line 276E9QJAB 27"

 

Budget (including currency): $700-$1100 AUD (Approx $490-$760 USD)

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Light Workload - Emails, occasional game, but a powerful gpu isn't a priority

Other details: Already have peripherals & connectivity sorted. Ideally a non-RBG case tho 

 

Thanks in advance for the help! :)

 

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/MLKbPn

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($259.00 @ Centre Com) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($130.90 @ Device Deal) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($112.82 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($128.94 @ Amazon Australia) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Power Supply: Corsair CV 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($70.80 @ Device Deal) 
Monitor: BenQ BL2420PT 23.8" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor  ($280.00 @ Device Deal) 


Total: $1081.46

 

^ I'd recommend something along these lines, it'd be quite a good bit better overall.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K (w/ TG Hydronaut) | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | WD Green 2TB | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra (w/ TG Hydronaut @ 0.95V) | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 Gunmetal (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Laptop:  Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2018 - i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD

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This whole build is sorry to be hard. Trash.

 

Ryzen needs dual channel ram and that is only 1 stick so that won't work.

The 3200g has a built in gpu and that built in card is just infinitely better than the gt 710.

The board is super cheap and low end. It does support the cpu but at least get a Msi b450 max board.

Psu is bad will work but very low qualtiy mwe white one.

Bad case. No airflow.

1080p for 27 inch is bad as it's just going to be super pixelated.

 

For when is this build planned? What games?

 

If now go with this (without getting any input yet from you):

 

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/sXNTk6

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/sXNTk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($164.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($119.00 @ BudgetPC)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory  ($65.00 @ BudgetPC)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($89.00 @ Shopping Express)
Case: Silverstone PS16B MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($57.00 @ Umart)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($102.00 @ I-Tech)
Total: $596.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-03 21:52 AEST+1000

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/MLKbPn

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($259.00 @ Centre Com) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($130.90 @ Device Deal) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($112.82 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($128.94 @ Amazon Australia) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Power Supply: Corsair CV 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($70.80 @ Device Deal) 
Monitor: BenQ BL2420PT 23.8" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor  ($280.00 @ Device Deal) 


Total: $1081.46

 

^ I'd recommend something along these lines, it'd be quite a good bit better overall.

Awesome, thank you for the help! 

Yeah, it seems way quicker that what I had planned 😆

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1 minute ago, Redturtle098 said:

Awesome, thank you for the help! 

Yeah, it seems way quicker that what I had planned 😆

No problem!

 

Yeah, I was going to point out what you could've done better with your build but thankfully @jaslion did that.

The monitor I put in the list though is 24" as opposed to the 27" you picked. If you were set on 27" you might need to look for a different option, but at that size you'll definitely want to look for 1440p panels. The BL2420PT I picked I have actually used personally for a year and a half now and I've got to say that I've been really satisfied with it.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K (w/ TG Hydronaut) | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | WD Green 2TB | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra (w/ TG Hydronaut @ 0.95V) | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 Gunmetal (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Laptop:  Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2018 - i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, jaslion said:

This whole build is sorry to be hard. Trash.

 

Ryzen needs dual channel ram and that is only 1 stick so that won't work.

The 3200g has a built in gpu and that built in card is just infinitely better than the gt 710.

The board is super cheap and low end. It does support the cpu but at least get a Msi b450 max board.

Psu is bad will work but very low qualtiy mwe white one.

Bad case. No airflow.

1080p for 27 inch is bad as it's just going to be super pixelated.

No need to be sorry, that's why I was posting it haha :P
I didn't want to give my uncle a computer that doesn't work - might get a bit awkward lol

 

5 minutes ago, jaslion said:

For when is this build planned? What games?

 

If now go with this (without getting any input yet from you):

 

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/sXNTk6

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/sXNTk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($164.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($119.00 @ BudgetPC)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory  ($65.00 @ BudgetPC)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($89.00 @ Shopping Express)
Case: Silverstone PS16B MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($57.00 @ Umart)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($102.00 @ I-Tech)
Total: $596.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-03 21:52 AEST+1000

 

Okay, so it's planned to be built ASAP, and my cousin will be playing it, and she's quite young. The most complex game is maybe Minecraft or something.

Seems like a pretty decent build anyways, so thanks :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

No problem!

 

Yeah, I was going to point out what you could've done better with your build but thankfully @jaslion did that.

The monitor I put in the list though is 24" as opposed to the 27" you picked. If you were set on 27" you might need to look for a different option, but at that size you'll definitely want to look for 1440p panels. The BL2420PT I picked I have actually used personally for a year and a half now and I've got to say that I've been really satisfied with it.

Appreciate it haha! And yeah, that makes sense
Thanks again for the suggestion too - it's always good to have someone suggest something they've personally used - I'll  have a look at it :)

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6 minutes ago, Redturtle098 said:

No need to be sorry, that's why I was posting it haha :P
I didn't want to give my uncle a computer that doesn't work - might get a bit awkward lol

 

Okay, so it's planned to be built ASAP, and my cousin will be playing it, and she's quite young. The most complex game is maybe Minecraft or something.

Seems like a pretty decent build anyways, so thanks :)

One thing you can do is to future proof it a bit more is get a 3400g instead of the 3200g and add in a cheap case fan for in the front. If you want a 27 inch screen do get at the least a 1440p one as otherwise it's just not nice to use. 24 inches is already pushing the 1080p resolution and 27 inch is just too large for a screen you are so close to.

 

Also mind going used for maybe a gpu? Then you could do a ryzen 3100 + far better gpu option instead of that crazy expensive 3400g.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, jaslion said:

One thing you can do is to future proof it a bit more is get a 3400g instead of the 3200g and add in a cheap case fan for in the front. If you want a 27 inch screen do get at the least a 1440p one as otherwise it's just not nice to use. 24 inches is already pushing the 1080p resolution and 27 inch is just too large for a screen you are so close to.

 

Also mind going used for maybe a gpu? Then you could do a ryzen 3100 + far better gpu option instead of that crazy expensive 3400g.

Yeah, okay. I'll definitely have to keep future-proofing in mind, they'll most likely be using it for a while.

And I agree, it wouldn't be a great look getting them a screen more pixelated that the Minecraft my cousin will be playing haha

I'll have to maybe keep an eye out for some decent used gpus. There isn't as much of a market for them where I live (outside the major cities), but I'll check with some of my buddies in Melbourne or Sydney.

It might take too much time to find one that works w/ the setup, then ship it to where I live. But could totally be an option, I'll have to discuss it with my Uncle. At least I have a few ideas to fall back on now!
Thanks again tho, appreciate it!

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